|The Insanity Offense: How America's Failure to Treat the Seriously Mentally Ill Endangers Its Citizens|
by E. Fuller Torrey (Author)
"Vital for all working in the mental health field . . . . Fascinating reading for anyone." ―Choice E. Fuller Torrey, the author of the definitive guides to schizophrenia and manic depression, chronicles a disastrous swing in the balance of civil rights that has resulted in numerous violent episodes and left a vulnerable population of mentally ill people homeless and victimized. Interweaving in-depth accounts of landmark cases in California, Wisconsin, and...
|Mad in America: Bad Science, Bad Medicine, and the Enduring Mistreatment of the Mentally Ill|
by Robert Whitaker (Author)
Schizophrenics in the United States currently fare worse than patients in the world's poorest countries. In Mad in America, medical journalist Robert Whitaker argues that modern treatments for the severely mentally ill are just old medicine in new bottles, and that we as a society are deeply deluded about their efficacy. The widespread use of lobotomies in the 1920s and 1930s gave way in the 1950s to electroshock and a wave of new drugs. In what is perhaps Whitaker's most damning...
|The Criminalization of Mental Illness: Crisis and Opportunity for the Justice System, Second Edition|
by Risdon N. Slate (Author), Jacqueline K. Buffington-Vollum (Author), W. Wesley Johnson (Author)
For a myriad of reasons the criminal justice system has become the de facto mental health system. This book explores how and why this is the case. Sensationalized cases often drive criminal justice policies that can sometimes be impulsively enacted and misguided.
While there are chapters that examine competency, insanity, and inpatient and outpatient commitment, the primary focus of the book is on the bulk of encounters that clog the criminal justice system with persons with...
|Speaking of Sadness: Depression, Disconnection, and the Meanings of Illness|
by David A. Karp (Author)
"Even though depression has periodically made me feel that my life was not worth living, has created havoc in my family, and sometimes made the work of teaching and writing seem impossible," writes David Karp, "by some standards, I have been fortunate." Indeed, depression can be devastating, leading to family breakups, loss of employment, even suicide. And it is a national problem, with some ten to fifteen million Americans suffering from it, and the number is growing. In Speaking of...
|Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing: From Suffering to Hope|
by Mertie L. Potter (Author), Mary D. Moller (Author)
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|Asylums: Essays on the Social Situation of Mental Patients and Other Inmates|
by Erving Goffman (Author)
Asylums is an analysis of life in "total institutions" -- closed worlds such as prisons, army training camps, naval vessels, boarding schools, monastaries, nursing homes and mental hospitals -- where the inmates are regimented, surrounded by other inmates, and unable to leave the premises. It describes what these institutions make of the inmate, and what he or she can make of life inside them. Special attention is focused on mental hospitals, drawing on the author's year of field work...
|Public Health Science and Nursing Practice: Caring for Populations|
by Christine L. Savage PhD RN CARN FAAN (Author)
How do you solve population-level health problems and develop appropriate nursing interventions?
This unique, problem-solving, case-based approach shows you how. You’ll encounter three different case studies in every chapter—two in the text and one online at DavisPlus—that explore concepts such as community assessments, public health policy, and surveillance. Step by step, you’ll develop the knowledge and skills you need to apply public health principles...
|NCLEX-RN Drug Guide: 300 Medications You Need to Know for the Exam (Kaplan Test Prep)|
by Kaplan Nursing (Author)
Ideal for studying on-the-go, Kaplan's portable, pocket-sized NCLEX-RN Drug Guide provides concise review of the most commonly tested medications on the NCLEX-RN. Flashcard-style pages feature more than 300 frequently tested terms and explanations, including drug family, nursing considerations, side effects, and the purpose of each drug.
Flashcard-style pages with more than 300 of the most commonly tested drugs grouped by medication categoryThe...
|DSM-5 in Action|
by Sophia F. Dziegielewski (Author)
|Insane Consequences: How the Mental Health Industry Fails the Mentally Ill|
by DJ Jaffe (Author), E. Fuller Torrey MD (Foreword)
This well-researched and highly critical examination of the state of our mental health system by the industry's most relentless critic presents a new and controversial explanation as to why--in spite of spending $147 billion annually--140,000 seriously mentally ill are homeless, 390,000 are incarcerated, and even educated, tenacious, and caring people can't get treatment for their mentally ill loved ones. DJ Jaffe blames the mental health industry and the government for shunning the 10 million...